Launch your summer right this Memorial Day weekend in Bastrop, TX. Lounge by Lake Bastrop, drift along the Colorado River, camp among the famous Loblolly Pines, or settle in for some live music and great home cooking in Downtown Bastrop. Here are our picks:

Camp in the Lost Pines 

Whether a comfy cabin or a cozy tent is your natural tendency, Bastrop has several excellent options for both. Laughing Pines Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to disconnect and unwind, they have places to stay for the stargazers and the glampers, its also located between two state parks with easy access to trails, the lake, and gardens! At 9E Ranch you can opt for a themed 1 or 2-bedroom cabin right in the Lost Pines Forest or you could stay inside Bastrop State Park in a walk-in tent, at an RV hook-up site or cabin, regardless at which one you choose, we know you won't be disappointed. 

9E Ranch Cabins

There’s something peaceful about hearing the gentle lull of a lake as you sleep. You can do just that in a cabin, tent, or RV at the Lake Bastrop North Shore and South Shore Parks. Over at North Shore, you can stay in one of the fully equipped Airstreams or at any of three GLAT rentals. Check them out here. All are equipped with an outdoor gas grill and comfy chairs surrounding a fire pit for a nice spot to watch those bright Texas stars.

Kick Back with Good Food & Live Music

Being this close to Austin, Bastrop benefits from several outstanding music acts. You can hear them frequently at Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard. Order a pizza and a brew and enjoy a fantastic view of the Colorado River sunset while listening to some stellar music. Or check out Copper Shot Distillery, they'll have some fine tunes playing every Friday and Saturday, and don't forget, while you're there to try their in-house flight of spirits. They also offer a plethora of infusions, moonshine, whiskey cocktails!

Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard

Whether you are new to wine or consider yourself a connoisseur, CC Wine & Co. is a must. They offer Bastrop County's complete wine experience with both Texas and non-Texas wines ready to be enjoyed by the flight, glass, or bottle. Their charcuterie boards and small plates are a perfect pairing with any wine. 

Spoil Yourself at Hyatt

Rock Climbing at Hyatt

One of Bastrop’s best stay-and-play options, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa offers a full dose of Texas luxury. Along with multiple pools and a lazy river connecting them all, there’s a spa, a gorgeous golf course, and loads of outdoor activities like a family fishing experience, horseback riding, and a zip line tour. It is one of the best places to lay your head, and its restaurants offer a culinary adventure for all palates. You can kick back and enjoy casual dining at Maverick's Roadhouse or Maude's Bar and Terrace. For a more intimate experience, stop by Stories Ranch Kitchen or book your spot for the exclusive Sushi By Scratch dining.

Make a Toast with the Best Bastrop Brews

Bastrop Beer Company offers a beer for everyone! They support all the surrounding breweries in Bastrop, and you can even take the beer to go. Stop by on a Wednesday for Bingo night or Thursday for Trivia. For a fantastic view and amazing craft brews, head to the Iron Bridge Icehouse. They’ve got good eats, too, and arguably the best view of the Colorado River in Bastrop. For a full list of the best beer spots, head here.

Lake Bastrop South Shore sunset

Play in the Water

Plan for a weekend at Lake Bastrop, where boating, skiing, fishing, or just lounging by the shore can all be on the agenda. Lake Bastrop North Shore Park and Lake Bastrop South Shore Park offer campsites, hiking, biking, and more fun than you can fit in a three-day weekend. There’s a retail store for the essentials and places to rent watercraft so you can pack light! 

Lake Bastrop

Experience the Colorado River like never before with the Bastrop River Company. Enjoy scenic views along the El Camino Real Paddling Trail, 6 miles of gentle river between Fisherman’s Park and the Lost Pines Nature Trail. You can rent canoes or kayaks or bring your own. While you are at Fisherman's Park, bring the little ones to the Splash pad, as it's the perfect place to cool down and have some fun! 

See You Soon!

Just outside of Austin, Bastrop is a getaway well within reach this Memorial Day. Plan your visit today, and be sure to sign up for our email list for the latest Bastrop happenings.